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This beautiful lace bra was so much fun to embellish with flowers and bows for this delicate but playful shoot!

In the studio, for photoshoots, couture and the personal wardrobe, there’s a growing assortment of ribbons, flowers, bows and gems to add onto anything and everything.

How do you like to alter your lingerie? What are your favorite details to add to costumes and couture?

Forest God Fantasy Photoshoot | Doing Two Photoshoots in One

Fantasy photography cosplay of an androgynous forest king

This fantasy photoshoot of a forest king came out absolutely beautiful!

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This shoot was such a blast, and is SFW so I get to share the whole set!

Two Photoshoots in One

To maximize your lighting setup and time in the studio, consider doing two photoshoots in one.

Start with the simpler set, simpler hair and simpler makeup. The second shoot should have the more elaborate makeup.

Remember that it’s easier to build than to remove.

This strategy works even faster when the two shoots use the same lighting setup and backdrop, but of course feel free to switch it up between photoshoots.

Have you ever done 2+ shoots at once? What looks can you think of that would work well being shot on the same day? What shoot looks are complementary?

Can you guess what the second set in this double shoot was?

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Horned Headband Tutorial | Cosplay & Costuming

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Take thin Horns, add some sturdiness, and attach to a headband in this tutorial for a devilishly good costume. 😈


Tools and supplies:
-Horns
-Felt
-Scissors
-E6000
-Extra, used shopping bags
-Boxcutter
-Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks *be careful not to melt the E6000.

Directions 🦇😈

  1. Cut and remove elastic if there is any. You can save these for later projects.
  2. Note how thin the horns may be. If they’re really flimsy, let’s fix that!
  3. Use a box cutter or similar blade to carefully cut an X on the bottom of the horns.
  4. Cut old, extra shipping bags into 3rds or smaller, and begin stuffing inside the horns. Full all the way to the top so the horns will be firm evenly.
  5. Cut circles out of felt and adhere with E6000. I’ve had little luck with rubber and hot glue, especially when it comes to the task of joining.
  6. Let dry.
  7. Use hot glue to adhere horns to the proper/desired spot on the headband. Hold and let glue cool.
    Use E6000 instead if you’d prefer.
  8. You’re done!
    Add some extras to your headband if you wish, and go be your devilish self 😈

What cosplay are you planning for your new horns?

Get ready to start collected horns and headdresses..!

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White Witch | Fantasy Boudoir Portrait Photography | Couture Horned Headdress

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Headdresses and couture like these red floral horns and this lace couture top are available in the Blessed Shadows shop!

What’s your favorite way to source backdrops for your fantasy photography? This one is a ‘sigil’ floor mat that’s been framed by thrifted lace throws and scarves… not mention lighted by a few standard floor lamps from a department store.

It really can be that simple to create a thrifty, simple photoshoot that looks gorgeous!

 

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Gold Goddess | Headdress

Goddess | Golden Headdress

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Final images from the Golden Goddess alternative fashion photoshoot.  It was such a pleasure to finally use the studio’s new 35mm lens, and try a different lighting setup.

This photoshoot features a handmade harness by Charlie’s Revamps and a horned floral headdress from the Blessed Shadows shop!

 

It’s been wonderful to practice lighting that’s better for showing off design, as I’m not a huge fan of photographing with high-key lighting.

I love those dark, sultry shadows, which don’t always go hand in hand with studio photography meant to inspire sales.  Practice is paying off, so it’s nice to see a little more detail in those darker costumes like the one in this photo set.

 

Sometimes we, as photographers and creators and models, need to practice letting our designs stand out and not fade into the shadows, literally and figuratively.

 

 

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Blue Witch | Glow | Fantasy Portraits in a Small Studio

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Fantasy moody portrait of a blue witch with glowing hands of magic.
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A gorgeous fantasy shoot is sometimes as simple as a blanket hanging on the wall, a caplet made from thrifted curtains strung on a ribbon, and a touch-light.

With custom PS brushes (from a picture of an orchid taken a few years ago) and a fave DSLR, of course.

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The studio keeps getting smaller and smaller as Blessed Shadows expands and inventory continues to build, so it’s great to remember that beautiful photography doesn’t require a fancy studio.

My laptop is a decade old (if not older), the DSLR is a decade old, as well as my version of PS.  The newest piece of equipment I use for photography is my iPod 4th generation, used in some of the more selfie-style portraits.

 

We don’t need huge studios, expensive equipment, and the latest gadgets to create great work.

 Let’s upgrade as needed, and not sell ourselves short with a self-imposed expectation of needing all these other things to create.  It’s great to treat ourselves and improve what we’ve claimed as a studio, but there is no shortcut for just creating.

 

A $200 isn’t going to be a game-changer, $19 ones can be amazing.

Expensive equipment isn’t going to sell our work, we are.

 

Let’s keep creating with what we have, treat ourselves responsibly and accordingly, and do our best to think and act big on a small budget when we need.

 

 

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Pink Portrait | Flowers

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This is the last of the Pink Blossoms photoshoot, and it was so much fun!

This altered bra was a joy to shoot before listing in the shop, and I can’t wait for more lingerie and couture to photograph!

What’s your favorite part of the creative process? The planning? Inspiration? Creation? Afterglow?

🌸 What pushes you to keep creating?

Pink Blossoms | Lace Floral Bra | Fantasy Boudoir

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This beautiful lace bra was so much fun to embellish with flowers and bows for this delicate but playful shoot!

In the studio, for photoshoots, couture and the personal wardrobe, there’s a growing assortment of ribbons, flowers, bows and gems to add onto anything and everything.

How do you like to alter your lingerie? What are your favorite details to add to costumes and couture?

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